Get the Most from Your Trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon 

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Florida - Buena Vista - Disney - Typhoon Lagoon

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon isn’t one of the four main parks. But, if you have an extra day and you want to spend it cooling off instead of waiting in long lines in the hot sun, this is your destination.  

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park reopened March 20, 2023, after its annual refurbishment and it’s now going strong. Though Disney’s H2O Glow Nights After Hours ends on September 2, you can still get a lot out of the park in the two months remaining till it closes for the year. So, let’s reveal how to Get the Most from Your Trip to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon. 

What is Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon? 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon is a tropical themed water park that is open daily most of the year except during refurbishments in winter months. And though Typhoon Lagoon may close, Disney’s Blizzard Beach (currently closed) stays open and vice versa. So, there’s always a way to get some swimming fun in on your vacay. 

What About Typhoon Lagoon Hours and Tickets? 

As water parks are not necessarily a primary focus of Disney vacations, we recommend that you add the water parks to your agenda by using Disney’s Park Hopper Option. This will allow you to visit all of Disney’s four main theme parks while also adding the two water parks to your itinerary.  

These tickets will offer you the full Walt Disney World experience and the water parks are perfect for those especially hot summer days when liners are long at other parks. You can also opt to purchase a one-day park ticket, often as low as $60 per person. 

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Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Rides and Attractions 

Typhoon Lagoon is filled with rides from thrill rides to lazy refreshing rivers, there is something for everyone.  

  • Castaway Creek – this is a relaxing and scenic lazy river – and who doesn’t love that?   
  • Crush ‘n’ Gusher – consists of 400-foot tube slides, named Pineapple Plunger, Coconut Crusher or Banana Blaster. You can either ride solo or opt to ride with a friend. 
  • Gangplank Falls – this is a medium-intensity raft ride in a four-person inner tube. It takes you down a 300-foot slide complete with refreshing waterfalls. 
  • Miss Adventure Falls – this is a family-friendly ride featuring cool animatronic props and, of course, plenty of splashing.  
  • Humunga Kowabunga – this boasts a 214 feet slide downhill – in the dark – at a 60-degree angle. There is also a surprise ending.  
  • Keelhaul Falls – this is an ultra-laid-back experience that glides you through caverns and a waterfall, complete with scenic palm trees and boulders. 
  • Mayday Falls – the most intense of the Typhoon Lagoon ride that takes you on a thrilling inner tube ride beginning at the top of Mount Mayday. 
  • Storm Slides – this is comprised of three winding slides (Jib Jammer, Stern Burner or Rudder Buster) that slides you gently down three stories into a waterfall finale. 
  • Surf Pool – the surf pool is like a wave pool on caffeine. Hint: after hours, the waves are large enough to surf! 

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon for Kids 

  • Ketchakiddee Creek- is a water wonderland for youngsters under four feet. It features several mini slides for kids to enjoy. These include crawl chutes, animal-shaped fountains, a cave with a waterfall, and animal sculptures. 
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What’s For Dinner at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon? 

During the offseason at Typhoon Lagoon some restaurants close due to low traffic. However, there are still plenty of dining options available. Here’s a list: 

  • Leaning Palms – Here you’ll find the largest food selection at the park. From pizza, burgers, and dogs to a plantain burger and chicken and rice bowl, they have something for everyone. 
  • Happy Landings Ice Cream – next to Leaning Palms Happy Landings is the place for ice cream floats, sundaes, and more.  
  • Lowtide Lou’s – snack shop offering Disney snacks like stuffed pretzels, Mickey ice cream bars, frozen lemonade, as well as some sandwich options 
  • Let’s Go Slurpin’ – here you can order up a Sunshine Margarita, Banana Cabana or Blueberry Lemonade. There is also a wide selection of beer and wine.  
  • Typhoon Tilly’s – between Humunga Kowabunga slides and Crush ‘n’ Gusher, Typhoon Tilly’s is a seafood shack serving fish and shrimp options, as well as a great beer and wine list. 
  • Snack Shack – next door to Typhoon Tilly’s the Snack Shack serves DOLE Whip Soft Serve treats.  

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